Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Is this the worker's statutory 20 minute break that they get by law for every 6 hours of work?
Legally a worker is entitled to a 20 minute break for every 6 hours of work. So if you work 9-3.30 then you would be entitled to have at least a 20 minute break that day. The employer can offer a longer break as long as they give you this 20 minute entitlement. However, you cannot be forced to take your break at the beginning or end of the day – it has to be somewhere in the middle. Of course, it is possible for both you and the employer to agree between you that the break is taken at the end of the day but there is no legal right to do this and it can only happen if you had agreed it with the employer and you are both happy to do this.
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